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The future of social Europe depends on our competitiveness

BUSINESSEUROPE today released a brochure which draws a portrait of the main challenges and the way ahead for social Europe in the next years. In a letter to Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, Markus J. Beyrer wrote: 'Social problems in Europe are not due to a deficit of social policy but to a lack of global competitiveness. Brave decisions are needed to strengthen our competitiveness in order to create more jobs. Employment, social and skills policies have a particular role to ensure that growth comes with jobs, and to stimulate and better match people’s capacities with the jobs available on labour markets. The Commission has an important role to play in building consensus on a European framework for national labour market reforms.'

Last updated: 18 September 2015